Comedian Lewis Black is dumbfounded by Sarah Palin’s first ad of the 2012 election season that features a man with an axe and a yawning grizzly bear.
“What the hell was that?” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann asked Black after reviewing the ad Thursday.
“What I think is interesting is that after the edit, she shoots the grizzly from a helicopter,” Black joked.
“It’s unbelievable. I did every possible type of drug as a child and nothing prepared me for this, Keith. Even LSD in my wildest dreams could I have imagined,” Black added.
In the new SarahPac ad, Palin’s team strings together footage of various candidates she supported along with stock photos of a man chopping wood and a grizzly bear yawning.
“Across the country, everyday Americans are standing up and they’re speaking out,” Palin says in the video. “I’m confident and I am hopeful because this is our movement, this is our moment, this is our morning in America.”
The video includes shots of senator-elects Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) along with future representatives Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Sean Duffy (R-WI), and Susana Martinez (R-NM).
There is no mention in the video of the 17 candidates that Palin endorsed but lost anyway.
“What I do believe is she’s actually not real,” Black told Olbermann. “That’s the only way that my mind can deal with it, that she’s a fiction character come to life.”
“You know she reminds me of if this was a movie this would be terrific, if it was a film it would be wonderful,” Black contined. “The sad fact is that Jimmy Stewart would be a better leader and he’s dead.”
This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Nov. 4, 2010